Showtime has offered some of the most popular TV shows in recent memory: “Californication,” “Dexter,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Homeland” and “Weeds,” to name just a few. Despite the quality of the programming, it still faces the challenge that all massive cable networks have to contend with: having a primary distribution channel and millions of people trying to figure out how to get around it. Showtime’s CMO Don Buckley will be onstage at the Digiday Video Summit today at 4:20 p.m. ET to talk about the challenge of listening to a diverse audience and how Showtime is approaching it. This will include a focus on viewing habits, consumption of certain kinds of video, the pathways they follow to try a free trial, and what Showtime’s marketing team does once the viewers are in the system.

Also streaming today are sessions on building a new vertical media company with Refinery29 and The Young Turks, evolving the media business with Condé Nast, and looking to online video creators for programming development with Kin Community. Watch below and follow along on Twitter using #DigidayDVAS.

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